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    Posted 11 years ago

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    I just bought this trunk at an estate sale from a woman who has owned it for the last 42 years. Unfortunately she didn't know much about it and I have not been able to find one like it online. I have found lots of information on the MM company but would like to know when this was made, if there is a particular style/model #, and some idea of its value.
    I'm thinking to refinish it for my office. Thanks everybody for your help...It is beautiful!

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 11 years ago
      That is a completely stunning awesome trunk. I would hazard a guess as to late 1800's, maybe 1890's. It would be called a dome top trunk in terms of style type. I would not be able to guess value as I am not in your market area. I would suggest you make your last picture your first picture because that is what shows up on the new item screen and some may miss that this is a trunk picture. There are a few trunk experts on this forum who I hope can help you more. Thanks for the post -- truly inspiring trunk!
    2. kaileydad, 11 years ago
      I looked it over and the lock is dated Oct 2 1888.
    3. fearghais, 11 years ago
      Wow! That is one of the nicest I have seen on here. Beautiful!
    4. chinablue chinablue, 11 years ago
      Wow from me too! Personally, I'd not touch the finish on it. Just a good cleaning and oiling and call it a day. LOVELY! :-)
    5. Poppop, 11 years ago
      Best I've seen.
    6. fearghais, 10 years ago
      I agree with ChinaBlue - I'd clean it only - it is WAY to gorgeous to do anything else to. Every time I come across this trunk on this my mouth mouths "wow"...every time :)
    7. kaileydad, 10 years ago
      I have an offer for my trunk, but would like more opinions on its value. Any help would be appreciated.
    8. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      You have a rare signature trunk. I would seek a formal appraisal before taking offers.
    9. sayer34, 10 years ago
      Kaileydad: Very nice trunk-Take a look at the 1902 Sears catalog -they have several pages devoted to trunks and traveling bags-good illustrations-decriptions and prices-Before you sell your trunk think about it for a while.By the photos you have posted your trunk is much better than average condition
    10. disneypoppop, 10 years ago
      Only two things I would do with this. Dust it and love it.

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